# Combine the same function with different parameters - Python

I want to make a tic tac toe game, and I am making it so when the user inputs a number 1 - 9, it makes an X on the corresponding space on the grid. here's the function for that:

``````def move(inp):
if inp == 1:
one = " X |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|"
print one
elif inp == 2:
two = "   | X |\n_____________\n   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|"
print two
elif inp == 3:
three = "   |\t| X\n_____________\n   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|"
print three
elif inp == 4:
four = "   |\t|\n____________\n X |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|"
print four
elif inp == 5:
five = "   |\t|\n_____________\n   | X  |\n_____________\n   |\t|"
print five
elif inp == 6:
six = "   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t| X \n_____________\n   |\t|"
print six
elif inp == 7:
seven = "   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|\n_____________\n X |\t|"
print seven
elif inp == 8:
eight = "   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|\n_____________\n   | X |"
print eight
elif inp == 9:
nine = "   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t|\n_____________\n   |\t| X "
print nine
```
```

and so, the grid shows up with the X at the right place. But then the next turn comes. And I want to have them enter a new number, but keep the old X where it was. I was thinking: is there a way to combine that function to itself with a different parameter and have them put two X's on the grid? So, my question is, is there a function for this, and if not, how would I do this.

you could do this:

``````def make_square(inp):
square = " {0} |{1}\t|{2}\n_____________\n  {3} | {4}\t|{5}\n_____________\n {6}  |{7}\t|{8}" # set {} brackets for 'X' format
inp += -1 # rest because need take from 0 as the brackts indice
for x in range(9): # range max of 'X'
if x != inp:
square = square.replace('{{{0}}}'.format(x),' ') # delete brackets without the number select by the user
# {{ {0} }}  explication http://stackoverflow.com/a/5466478/4941927
square = square.replace('{{{0}}}'.format(inp),'{0}') # convert current {number} into {0} for format
square = square.format('X') # formatting brackets for the 'X'
print square

make_square(2)
```
```

if you need help, I am happy to help Greetings!